Post Content

The April monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need (DON) requests followed by a vote by the Council on the recission of specific regulations related to the construction of long-term care facilities.

First, the Council took up consideration of a DON request for a transfer of ownership from CareGroup, Lahey Health System, and Seacoast Regional Health Systems to integrate and create a new corporation, known for the time being as NewCo, which will serve as the sole corporate member of the new health care system. After a discussion with representatives of those entities as well as representatives of three stakeholder groups on the merits of the application, the Council voted to approve the DON request.

Next, Council members discussed a DON request from Marquis Health Services for a substantial capital expenditure at an existing skilled nursing facility in Boston. The Council voted to approve the DON request.

Finally, the Council voted to approve a request from DPH to rescind 105 CMR 151.000, General Standards of Construction for Long Term Care Facilities in Massachusetts.

Due to time constraints, the planned informational presentation on the status of the Public Health Information Tool (PHIT) initiative was postponed to the next monthly meeting of the PHC, which will take place on May 9th.

 

Written By:


health communication writer and editor

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

Highlights of the January 15th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 15

This month’s Public Health Council meeting featured a pair of informational updates from the Department on the status of proposed amendments to regulations, followed by a programmatic update from DPH program staff. First, the Council received an informational overview from the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 15th Public Health Council Meeting

Get to Know Your Community – Become a Volunteer posted on Jan 14

Get to Know Your Community – Become a Volunteer

This coming Monday we celebrate the MLK Day of Service, an initiative which urges people to view the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a “day on” rather than a day off – an opportunity to honor the legacy of Dr. King by encouraging us   …Continue Reading Get to Know Your Community – Become a Volunteer

As we head into 2020, it’s a good time to look back and take stock of what was a very busy 2019, working with our partners across Massachusetts to promote and protect the health and well-being of all our residents. Thank you to all of   …Continue Reading